2017 Knights Bike-A-Thon – 17 June
12 hrs = 300 kms
The 3 riders – Dave Pirt, Rick Smith and Joe Van Dinther along with Dave Howson, one of the support crew. Missing is Maggie Pataki. Also in the picture is Grand Knight Norman Monteiro.
The Architect of this very successful fund raiser our Financial Secretary Dave Pirt
Posing for the professional photographer and the photo shoot for the article which appeared in the August issue of the Columbia magazine .
Joining the group is Fr David Johnston, Chaplain of Council 1429. He blessed the team and prayed over them.
Over $2,000 was raised for Sarnia’s St. Joseph’s Hospice, by 3 fine gentlemen on their bicycles. In about 12 hours they cycled about 300 kilometres to places that ranged between Sarnia, London, Goderich and many places in between. They not only cycled but also got the money through pledges they obtained by themselves! Supporting them in this endeavor were Maggie Pataki and Dave Howson.
In an associated development, this endeavor was featured by the Supreme office in the monthly magazine “Columbia”. Click on the link below for more details.
Council member Chris Treftlin chaired the organizing committee to help hold this first ever yard and craft sale to support St George church’s ongoing maintenance costs. Several thousands of dollars were raised thanks to the overwhelming support of parishioners and those from other parishes.
Council’s tables and BBQ stand
Beautiful work by Melanie!
Setting up the day before…
Mr MC – all set for the evening!
Joanna giving the meal the touch only she can with great support in the background from Vin, Sean, John Spinozzi, Joan, Kristin and of course, Sam.
The wonderful servers – what enthusiasm! In the foreground, the 1st of 5 courses – Antipasto all set to be served.
Servers – with Deanna Pirt
Opening the show
Grand Knight with some opening words
Local Member of Parliament Marilyn Gladu sharing her thoughts
Kip at his very best!
He had us truly entertained.
John behind the bar. THANK YOU John. Great Job!
Cynthia Fay and Stephen Halsey
District Deputy Joe Sawczuk
Deputy Grand Knight Chris and Sabrina
St Ben’s Council Grand Knight Charlie Bathurst
Fr. Savel is all smiles
Fr. Winnicki has had more than his share of a good time
An unexpected windfall, help when you needed it most. THANK YOU John!
It was a full house
Happy 150th Canada
Melanie and Christine setting it up
Richard’s brainchild – He takes the cake for event of the year!….. nad eats it too?!
Djon with Archie Lobo — all the way from Mississauga
What an evening!
He takes the prize for the hardest worker of the night.
Darlene Landry leads the Line Dance
And the Dance goes on….
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And the best part of the evening – the CLEAN-UP!! Thank you so much John, Joanna, Penny, Paul, David, Chris Burley, the Marhues, Christine
Another sold-out partnership event with St. Ben’s and St. Peter’s Councils, at Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall on Saturday, 29 April 2017, to support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Coats for Kids and other KofC charities.
Our Fraternal Advisor Dan Gimpel got the evening off to a good start by welcoming everyone, Father Savel provided further words of welcome and Fr. Vince Gulikers said grace. Our local MP Marilyn Gladu spoke about the Knights in very glowing terms and stressed on the importance of service to the community. Several other priests, deacons, District Deputies and Grand Knights made up for a glittering occasion.
A five course Italian menu was catered by our very own Giresi family – Joanna and Sam. Live musical performances were provided by Cynthia Fay (daughter of our Lecturer Richard) and Stephen Halsey, DJ Kip Cuthbert kept the dancers on their feet, when not otherwise rolling on the floor laughing! Line Dancing by Darlene Landers got the evening off to a great start. The gift basket draw, door prizes, spot prizes and the 50-50 draw kept everyone entertained. It was indeed a very entertaining evening. Thanks to the Giresis, all the volunteers (specially the servers), their families and friends, supporters, advertisers, fellow councilmen, priests, performers, the DJ, the MC and everyone else who might have been forgotten.
25 / 26 March: Recruitment Drive
Thanks to Fr. Vince, the pastoral team, all the Knights and their families and specially to Fraternal Advisor, Dan Gimpel, who helped make this event at Sacred Heart church, a success.
The 11 am mass team with attending families and parishioners
Mar 10: “A Knight’s Break” at St. Patrick’s Catholic High School, Sarnia
As we did last year, Council 1429 partnered with other councils at this annual lunch event on the day before March Break. It has been another way to connect the Knights with the staff and students of the high school. Last year’s proceeds were used to fund the Jim Lathem Awards to three members of the football team who demonstrated virtue on the field, in the school, throughout the community and even towards their country. This year, with the help of staff and students, we have been successful in raising sufficient funds to continue this tradition. In addition, we have the good fortune to consider ways to recognize other groups of students.
2017, Feb 28: PANCAKE TUESDAY at Sacred Heart Parish hall
This was a hugely successful partnership event between the Vocations Ministry team and the Knights of Sacred Heart and St. Michael’s churches.
Over 130 persons attended the event to have a last bash at feasting, before the penitential Lenten period.
The proceeds will fund Vocations Ministry activities and Fr. Beneteau’s House of Discernment.